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Objective 1: Shop! #1: From junk garage to woodshop makeover

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Blog entry by garage_woodworker posted 125 days ago 831 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi, My name is Ashish and I live in Virginia.
My first project was a simple platform bed for my king bed frame which I made out of plywood painted espresso, 2×4s and nails with porter cable 4-in-1 set and using backyard A/C units as sawhorses.

Last summer a water leak in my junk-filled-garage wall caused mold and destroyed part of drywall and part roof. After fixing the leak, tearing out bad drywall, and treating mold, I decided to clean up my garage and turn it into a woodshop like I always wanted.
It was last July and with one year deadline in mind, I am going forward steady in my goal.

I find Lumberjocks very inspiring :)

-- I have the best hobby.



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 125 days ago

Ashish, I’m sure you know: Pics or it didn’t happen.

:-)

Welcome to LJs!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 125 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks Ashish!

Enjoy the journey.

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garage_woodworker

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#3 posted 125 days ago

So far I have only these pics from the timeline -

July 22, 2013. Mold and moisture at its worst.

July 28, 2013. Bad drywall gone, Walls dry and mold treated. Junk still there.

Feb 24, 2014. Just a snapshot of progress. Drywall still needs to be fixed.

Will take and post current pic tomorrow :)

-- I have the best hobby.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 125 days ago

Hah! Love it!!! That’s what I’m talking’ about!

Great progress, congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 125 days ago

Good idea go for it Ashish

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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garage_woodworker

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#6 posted 124 days ago

March 20, 2014.

-- I have the best hobby.

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NormG

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#7 posted 124 days ago

Moving forward great change

-- Norman

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clieb91

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#8 posted 124 days ago

Ashish, Welcome aboard from a fellow Virginian. Look like some good progress. Look forward to seeing more and the projects that come out of the shop.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 124 days ago

Looks like you’re making great progress! And once you’re finished, you’ll really enjoy working out in your “new” workshop!

-- Dean

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garage_woodworker

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#10 posted 110 days ago

April 3, 2014.

So in my garage setup, I have divided room in 2 parts – Always un-obstructed walkway to the back home entrance with storage on both sides and of course my woodshop on the left side. Room divider is made of two heavy duty 2’x4’x8’ adjustable shelving units from Lowes and replica of Steve Ramsey’s lumber storage cart 4’x4’.

I also have completed all storage features I wanted on once featureless right garage wall – 16’ x 16” overhead melamine shelving. 12’x2’ pegboards, 12’ of gladiator gear tracks.

I also added some poplar board shelves for all my paints, stains and all other liquidy stuff behind the door.

As you see it also serves as temporary clamps holder :)

-- I have the best hobby.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 110 days ago

Ashish, can I ask what you’re using to take photos? Because if it’s an iphone, shoot in landscape mode with the home button to the right and they’ll post right to LJs.

Anything else, I don’t know. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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garage_woodworker

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#12 posted 96 days ago

Thanks for the tip. I will be able to post pictures in right orientation now. Also I figured out that if you open pictures from in Apple OSX preview and hit the save button, pic keeps the right orientation.

Anyways, check out dust extraction system set-up in part 2.

-- I have the best hobby.

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Wesley048

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#13 posted 96 days ago

Very nice shop makeover. Good ideas for organizing too.

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